An interview is a process that helps the candidate to have the desired job. It helps the employer also to get the right candidate with the attributes he wants. It is the best way a candidate can be chosen for the job profile.

In the interview, the main part which is somewhat fearful for many and haunts everyone is facing 1 to 1 face to face interview round. This is something that deals with bombarding of questions from the interviewer’s side and you need to answer him correctly and with ease. Here your confidence, body language, what you say all are important.

In this blog, let us deal with the various questions which are asked in the interview and we will also understand the answers which we should be giving for the best results.

Types of questions

  1. Questions related to you

  2. Behavior related questions

  3. Job profile related questions

  4. Thought process-related questions

  5. Experience related questions

  6. General knowledge related questions

  7. Brainteaser

Let us just discuss them one by one

Questions related to you

These questions relate to your credentials, competencies and whatever is about you. The questions which can be asked related to you are like

Tell me something about yourself?

What are your 5 strengths and 5 weaknesses?

Where do you see yourself after 5 years?

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Behavior related questions

These are the questions where the purpose to ask the questions is to know the past behaviors of yours in a particular situation. This will help the interviewer to predict your potential behavior in future. The behavior related questions like

What did you do when you got stuck with fewer marks in your 12th exam?

What was your behavior when you were rejected for the last interview?

What do you plan to do if you rejected?

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Job profile related questions

These are the questions which relate to the technical and digital skills which are needed for the job profile for which you are giving the interview. This will be one of the important aspects to know how much skills you have. The questions can be if you are going for the interview of an accountant like

What software is used for accounting?

What is the latest version of tally?

What is accounting?

These questions will vary from job profile to job profile and also the company to company.

Thought process-related questions

These are the questions which are asked to know your thought process about anything which goes around to check on your values, principles and ethics. These questions, help the interviewer to understand about you as a person and what your ethics are. The questions can be like

Are you comfortable working in night shifts?

Tell me how do you think other people will describe you?

What is your salary expectation?

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Experience related questions

These are the questions which are related to the experience you have prior to the interview you are giving. These will only be encountered by experienced people and not a fresher. These kinds of questions help the interviewer to understand what actually your skills are and what is your grasping power. The questions can be like

Why did you leave the last organization?

Why there is a gap in your experience?

Share your work experience?

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General knowledge related questions

These questions are the ones which deal with your general knowledge and these are not the compulsory questions to be asked but these may be asked. The questions can be like

Who is the prime minister of India?

What is the full form of ISRO?

What are Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha?

The questions can be any and if these are asked and you answer them it is considered to be the influential thing though these are not the generally asked questions.


These questions are asked to check your creativity with mental health. Many times these questions are asked to know how you deal with this kind of pressurizing situation?

The questions are like

What is 1000 divided by 23?

What is 4 by 2?

There can be any question.

I hope till now you must have got a fair idea of what kind of questions can be asked and what all you need to prepare for a job interview. Though the process and questions may differ if you prepare them, then it becomes a more confident situation for you to handle this.

About the Author: Anju Jindal

Anju is a trainer, entrepreneur, and career growth specialist who helps students, working professionals, women, and Job seekers to reach out to their goals by implementing a Career Growth plan

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